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Eamonn Delahunt

Associate Professor

School Of Public Hlth, Phys & Sports Sci
Health Sciences Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7166671
Email: eamonn.delahunt@ucd.ie

Biography

Eamonn graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree from the UCD School of Physiotherapy in 2003 placing first in his class. Upon graduation Eamonn was the recipient of a prestigious Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) post-graduate research scholarship. He was awarded his PhD from the UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science in 2006. Eamonn has been the recipient of numerous research bursaries for his research on chronic ankle instability and has published on this topic in some of the leading sports medicine/science journals. He currently works as a Senior Lecturer in the UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, and acts as the programme coordinator for the BSc Health and Performance Science Degree programme. Eamonn also has extensive clinical experience having previously worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist in ExWell Medical. Eamonn also currently works as the Academic Mentor to the Ad Astra Elite Athlete Scholar Strand.

2014 - Present: Senior Lecturer UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science

2012 - Present: Specialist member (discipline Sports Medicine) of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

2010 - Present: Academic Mentor UCD Ad Astra Elite Athlete Scholar Strand

2008 - Nov 2015: Programme Coordinator BSc Health & Performance Science

2007 - 2013: College Lecturer UCD School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science

2006: PhD UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science

2005-2007: Visiting Lecturer DCU School of Health and Human Performance

2003: BSc (Physiotherapy) UCD School of Physiotherapy


Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2017.
Title: Teaching Excellence Award
Year: 2014.
Title: Fellowship in Teaching & Academic Development
Year: 2012.
Title: Specialist Member (Sports Medicine)
Year: 2012.
Title: College Teaching Award
Year: 2012.
Title: Best Poster Presentation: Prevalence of and attitudes to concussion in Irish schools rugby union players
Year: 2012.
Title: NDLR Learning Innovation Projects
Year: 2012.
Title: Best Oral Presentation: Deficits in time-to-stabilization in female ACL reconstructed athletes
Year: 2011.
Title: Best Poster Presentation: Aberrant lower limb kinematics during jump landing in female anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed (ACL-R) athletes
Year: 2011.
Title: Final Year Dissertation Award: The effects of low-level laser therapy following high-intensity exercise
Year: 2009.
Title: Module Innovation Support Grant
Year: 2008.
Title: Final Year Dissertation Award: Treatment of common deficits associated with chronic ankle instability
Year: 2007.
Title: Recipient of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (CPSM) Research Bursary
Year: 2005.
Title: Recipient of an Open Postgraduate Research Scholarship UCD
Year: 2003.
Title: Recipient of an Embark Initiative Scholarship
Year: 2003.
Title: Recipient of the Murray Surgical Prize
Year: 2003.
Title: Recipient of the Professor P. Casey Bursary in Psychiatry
Year: 2002.
Title: Recipient of the Dr H.H. Stewart Scholarship in Physiotherapy
Year: 2002.
Title: Recipient of the UCD 3rd Year Scholarship in Physiotherapy

Associations

Association: European College of Sport Science, Function/Role: Member
Association: American College of Sports Medicine, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), Function/Role: Member
Association: Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM) clinical interest group of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Fitzgerald D, Smith S, Carr C, McCarthy PJ, Delahunt E, Neligan M. (2013) Effectiveness of Exercise Classes Post Total Knee Replacement. [Poster Presentation], ISCP Annual Conference, Co Kerry, Dublin, Ireland , 08-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13.
Doherty C, Delahunt E, Caulfield B, Hertel J, Ryan J, Bleakley C (2013) The incidence and prevalence of ankle sprain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective epidemiological studies. [Oral Presentation], 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Fullam K, Caulfield B, Coughlan GF, Delahunt E (2013) A kinematic analysis of the anterior reach direction of the Star Excursion Balance Test compared to the Y-Balance Test. [Oral Presentation], 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Fong DT, Delahunt E (2013) The effects of fatigue on peak torque and muscle stiffness of the knee joint extensor musculature. [Oral Presentation], 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Holden S, Boreham C, Doherty C, Wang D, Delahunt E (2013) Dynamic postural stability in young adolescent male and female athletes. [Oral Presentation], 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 20-SEP-13 - 21-SEP-13.
Ditroilo M, Wang D, De Vito G, Delahunt E (2013) Neuro-mechanical responses to a 4-week Nordic Hamstring Exercise training programme. [Poster Presentation], 18th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Barcelona, Spain , 26-JUN-13 - 29-JUN-13.
Delahunt E, d'Helft C, Brama PA. (2012) Development of an animal model of chronic ankle instability. [Oral Presentation], 5th International Ankle Symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA , 18-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Fullam K, Ditroilo M, Caulfield B, Delahunt E (2012) Kinematic analysis of selected reach directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test compared to the Y-Balance Test. [Poster Presentation], 5th International Ankle Symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA , 18-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Docherty C, Cusack K, Wilson L, Delahunt E (2012) Effect of ankle joint mobilization on initial contact plantar flexion angle in participants with chronic ankle instability. [Poster Presentation], 5th International Ankle Symposium, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA , 18-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Tobin D, Delahunt E. (2012) Effect of heavy preloading on jumping performance in professional rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], UKSCA 8th Annual Conference, London, UK , 15-SEP-12 - 16-SEP-12.
Tobin D, Delahunt E. (2012) The acute effects of a plyometric stimulus on jump performance in professional rugby players. [Poster Presentation], UKSCA 8th Annual Conference, London, UK , 15-SEP-12 - 16-SEP-12.
Tobin D, Delahunt E (2012) The relationship between fast and slow stretch-shortening cycle ability and acceleration in professional rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], UKSCA 8th Annual Conference, London, UK , 15-SEP-12 - 16-SEP-12.
Holden S, Callan L, Donohoe J, Melican R, Delahunt E (2012) The use of the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test level 1 (Yo-Yo IR1) as a high intensity training tool: Aerobic and anaerobic responses. [Oral Presentation], 9th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 21-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12.
Nevin F, Delahunt E (2012) Adductor squeeze test values and hip range of motion in Gaelic football players with chronic groin pain. [Oral Presentation], 9th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 21-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12.
Fitzgerald D, Hickey C, Kiernan D, Delahunt E, Walsh M, O'Brien T. (2012) Six minute walk distance in children with cerebral palsy and in typically developing children. [Poster Presentation], 21st Annual Meeting of ESMAC, Stockholm, Sweden , 12-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12.
Hickey C, Delahunt E, Walsh M, O'Brien T, Fitzgerald D. (2012) Six-minute walk distance in Irish children and adolescents aged 4-17 years. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Rehabilitation and Therapy Research Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 25-MAY-12 - 25-MAY-12.
Delahunt E (2012) Player screening and implications for injury prevention. [Invited Lecture], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Carey AM, Caulfield B, Delahunt E, Green B, Mordan D, Coughlan G. (2012) Normative performance values in the triple hop for distance test in elite underage rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Delahunt E, Lambe O, McDonnell M, McLaverty A, Rowe C, Ryan F, Green BS (2012) Body composition of Irish Leinster Schools Junior Cup rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Delahunt E, Byrne RB, Doolin RK, McInerney RG, Ruddock CTJ, Green BS. (2012) Body composition of Irish Leinster Schools Senior Cup rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, IRFU Sports Medicine Conference , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Tobin D, Delahunt E (2012) Effect of heavy preloading on jumping performance in professional rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Tobin D, Delahunt E (2012) The acute effects of a plyometric stimulus on jump performance in professional rugby players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conferene, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Geary K, Green BS, Delahunt E (2012) Clinical assessment of neck strength using a hand-held dynamometer is reliable. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Geary K, Green BS, Delahunt E (2012) Effects of neck strength training on rugby union players. [Poster Presentation], IRFU Sports Medicine Conference, Dublin, Ireland , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Delahunt E; (2012) Assessment of groin pain. [Invited Lecture], Inter-collegiate study day in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 02-MAR-12 - 02-MAR-12.
Delahunt E, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Prendiville A, Murphy K, Sweeney L, Patterson M; (2012) Deficits in time-to-stabilization in female ACL reconstructed athletes. [Oral Presentation], Inter-collegiate study day in Sports and Exercise Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin , Ireland , 02-MAR-12 - 02-MAR-12.
Hickey C, Fitzgerald D, Delahunt E, Walsh M, O'Brien T; (2012) The Six-Minute Walk Test in Typically Developing Irish Children and Adolescents. [Poster Presentation], Central Remedial Clinic: Shaping the futurre conference: current trends in research & clinical management, Clontarf Castle, Dublin, Ireland , 29-FEB-12 - 02-MAR-12.
Delahunt E; (2011) Ankle Joint Injury. [Invited Lecture], Guidelines on Return to Play, Dublin, Ireland , 19-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11.
Delahunt E, Sweeney L, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Murphy K, Patterson M, Prendiville A; (2011) Aberrant lower limb kinematics during jump landing in female anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed (ACL-R) athletes. [Poster Presentation], 8th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 09-SEP-11 - 10-SEP-11.
Delahunt E, Hertel J; (2011) Practical tips for balance testing and training. [Invited Lecture], IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monte Carlo, Monaco , 07-APR-11 - 09-APR-11.
Delahunt E, McEntee BL, Kennelly C, Coughlan GF, Green BS.; (2011) The adductor squeeze test: which is the optimal test position for eliciting maximum squeeze values and adductor muscle activity?. [Poster Presentation], IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, Monte Carlo, Monaco , 07-APR-11 - 09-APR-11.
Kennelly C, McEntee BL, Green BS, Coughlan GF, Delahunt E. ; (2010) The adductor squeeze test: What is the optimal test position for eliciting adductor muscle activity and maximum squeeze values?. [Oral Presentation], ISCP Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland , 12-NOV-10 - 13-NOV-10.
McEntee BL, Kennelly C, Green BS, Coughlan GF, Delahunt E ; (2010) The adductor squeeze test: 45° of hip flexion as the optimal test position for eliciting adductor muscle activity and maximum squeeze values. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the FSEM, RCPI & RCSI, Dublin, Ireland , 17-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10.
Nightingale EJ, Hiller CE, Lin C-WC, Delahunt E, Coughlan GF, Caulfield B ; (2010) Characteristics of participants with recurrent sprains. [Poster Presentation], 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, University of Washington, Seattle, Canada , 16-SEP-10 - 18-SEP-10.
Delahunt E, Crognale D, Green B, Lonsdale C, McGrath D.; (2009) Acute effects of whole-body vibration on knee joint drop landing kinematics and dynamic postural stability. [Oral Presentation], International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Annual Scientific Meeting, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland , 17-AUG-09 - 21-AUG-09.
Delahunt E, Coughlan G, Caulfield B, Nightingale J, Lin C, Hiller C.; (2009) What do we use as our inclusion criteria when investigating insufficiencies and implementing interventions for subjects with chronic ankle instability?. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Ankle Symposium, Sydney, Australia , 16-JUL-09 - 18-JUL-09.
Delahunt E, Calfield B.; (2009) Changes in lower limb kinematics during jump landing in subjects with chronic ankle instability. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Ankle Symposium, Sydney, Australia , 16-JUL-09 - 18-JUL-09.
Delahunt E; (2009) Overview of chronic ankle instability. [Invited Lecture], Podiatric Biomechanics Conference, NUIG, Galway, June, 2009 , 04-JUN-09 - 04-JUN-09.
Delahunt, E.; O'Driscoll, J.; Moran, K. ; (2008) The effects of taping and exercise on ankle joint frontal and sagittal plane kinematics during a drop landing in subjects with chronic ankle instability. [Oral Presentation], Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, Belfast, Northern Ireland , 13-NOV-08 - 14-NOV-08.
Delahunt, E.; O'Driscoll, J.; Moran, K. ; (2008) The effects of taping and exercise on ankle joint movement in subjects with functional instability (FI) of the ankle joint during a jump down. [Oral Presentation], 1st International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community Congress, Bologna, Italy , 04-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08.
Fitzgerald, D.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, C. ; (2008) An investigation into the effects of ankle taping on lower limb joint angular displacements and ground reaction forces during a single leg drop landing in healthy male subjects. [Poster Presentation], 1st International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community Congress, Bologna, Italy , 04-SEP-08 - 06-SEP-08.
Delahunt E; (2008) Current concepts: Ankle bracing and taping. [Invited Lecture], Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (CPSEM) Update, Dublin , 25-MAR-08 - 25-MAR-08.
Delahunt, E.; Functional instability of the ankle. [Invited Lecture], Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (ISOM) Annual Update 2007, Dublin, Ireland .
Delahunt, E.; An overview of the neuromuscular contributing factors to the development of chronic ankle instability. [Invited Lecture], 1st Annual ISCP Student Physiotherapists Conference 2007, Dublin, Ireland .
Caulfield, B.; et al.; (2006) 3rd International Ankle Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 3rd International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-06 - 03-SEP-06.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2006) Ankle function during a single leg drop jump in subjects with functional ankle instability of the ankle joint. [Oral Presentation], 3rd International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-06 - 03-SEP-06.
Fitzgerald, D.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, B.; (2006) Investigation into the effects of ankle taping on lower limb kinematics during a drop jump. [Poster Presentation], 3rd International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-06 - 03-SEP-06.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2006) Functional instability of the ankle joint is associated with changes in neuromuscular control and joint movement during walking. [Oral Presentation], 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany , 29-JUL-06 - 04-AUG-06.
Monaghan, KM.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, B.; (2006) Dorsiflexion range of motion associated with chronic ankle instability and control subjects: Analysis of static standing and dynamic kinematic measurements during normal walking. [Poster Presentation], 3rd International Ankle Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-SEP-06 - 03-SEP-06.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2006) Altered kinematics, kinetics and EMG activity in subjects with functional instability (FI) of the ankle joint during a single leg drop jump. [Oral Presentation], XXIV International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Annual Scientific Meeting, Salzburg, Austria , 14-JUL-06 - 18-JUL-06.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) Altered ankle joint kinematics during dynamic activity in subjects with functional ankle instability (FAI). [Poster Presentation], Neuroscience of Human Movement in Health and Disease (Focused meeting of the Physiological Society), London, UK , 19-DEC-05 - 20-DEC-05.
Monaghan, K;, Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) A 3D investigation of the kinetic and kinematic patterns in chronic ankle instability and control subjects during the early stance phase of gait. [Oral Presentation], 14th Annual meeting of ESMAC, Barcelona, Spain , 22-SEP-05 - 24-SEP-05.
Monaghan, K.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) A 3D investigation of the kinetic and kinematic patterns in chronic ankle instability and control subjects during the early stance phase of gait. [Oral Presentation], International conference on Biomechanics of the Lower Limb in Health, Disease and Rehabilitation, Salford, UK , 04-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) Altered hip, knee and ankle movement during jump landing in subjects with functional ankle instability (FAI). [Poster Presentation], 2nd International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, Edinburgh, UK , 21-SEP-05 - 23-SEP-05.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) Altered ankle joint positioning during jump landing in subjects with functional ankle instability (FAI). [Poster Presentation], International Society of Biomechanics XXth Congress and the American Society of Biomechanics 29th Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, USA , 31-JUL-05 - 05-AUG-05.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) Decreased ankle joint eversion prior to and following initial ground contact during hopping in individuals with chronic ankle instability (CAI). [Oral Presentation], Physiological Society Summer Meeting & FEPS Meeting, Bristol, UK , 20-JUL-05 - 22-JUL-05.
Monaghan, K.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, B.; (2005) An investigation of the kinetic and kinematic patterns in chronic ankle instability and control subjects during the early stance phase of gait. [Poster Presentation], Physiological Society Summer Meeting & FEPS Meeting, Bristol, UK , 20-JUL-05 - 22-JUL-05.
Delahunt, E.; Monaghan, K.; Caulfield, B.; (2004) Preliminary results from an investigation into the nature of movement dysfunction during running in individuals with Functional Ankle Instability. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Ankle Symposium, Newark, Delaware, USA , 15-OCT-04 - 16-OCT-04.
Monaghan, K.; Delahunt, E.; Caulfield, C.; (2004) Preliminary results from a 3D motion analysis investigation of the kinematic and kinetic patterns associated with Mechanical Instability and Functional Instability of the ankle compared to normals during gait. [Oral Presentation], 2nd International Ankle Symposium, Newark, Delaware, USA , 15-OCT-04 - 16-OCT-04.

Committees

Committee : International Ankle Consortium
Committee : World Journal of Orthopaedics
Committee : UCD HREC - Humanities
Committee : UCD School of Physiotherapy and Performance Science Staff/Student
Committee : Scientific Committe Member of the 4th International Ankle Symposium 2009
Committee : Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine
Committee : Physiotherapy Practice and Research
Committee : Scientific and Organising Committee Member of the 3rd International Ankle Symposium 2006
 

Education

Year 2015 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PDip UTL Subject:
Year 2006 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2003 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Basketball Ireland
 

Journals Edited

Journal Of Athletic Training: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport: Editorial Board member.
Physical Therapy: Reviewer.
Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology : Official Journal Of The International Society Of Electrophysiological Kinesiology: Reviewer.
Physiotherapy Canada: Reviewer.
Clinical Biomechanics: Reviewer.
British Journal Of Sports Medicine: Reviewer.
Journal Of Science And Medicine In Sport: Editorial Board member.
Journal Of Neuroengineering And Rehabilitation: Reviewer.
Irish Medical Journal: Reviewer.
Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy & Technology: Reviewer.
American Journal Of Sports Medicine: Reviewer.
Journal Of Orthopaedic And Sports Physical Therapy: Reviewer.
Sports Health: Reviewer.
Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise: Reviewer.
Bmj (Clinical Research Ed.): Reviewer.
Physical Therapy In Sport: Reviewer.
Sports Medicine: Reviewer.
Journal Of Sports Sciences: Reviewer.
Journal Of Athletic Training: Reviewer.
Athletic Training And Sports Health Care: Reviewer.
European Journal Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Sports Medicine: Reviewer.
Journal Of Applied Biomechanics: Reviewer.
Physiotherapy Ireland : Reviewer.
Journal Of Biomechanics: Reviewer.
Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation: Reviewer.

Other Activities

Programme External Examiner

External Examiner: MSc in Neuromuscular Therapy, University of Chester: October 2012 - Present

External Examiner: BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, University Campus Suffolk: September 2010 - 2014

PhD External Examination

Thesis title: Beyond the pathoanatomical explanation of long-standing groin pain in athletes.  
Institution: The University of Newcastle
Date: October 2016

Thesis title: Development and evaluation of a relevant, comprehensive and consistent musculoskeletal screening protocol for Australian Football. 
Institution: La Trobe University
Date: April 2016

Thesis title: Chronic ankle instability: underlying biomechanical mechanisms and treatment modalities. 
Institution: Ghent University
Date: November 2014 

Thesis title: An examination of neck strength, endurance, neck pain and neck stiffness in rugby union players.
Institution: University of Otago
Date:  July 2014

Thesis title: Ankle syndesmosis injuy
Institution: The University of Sydney
Date: September 2013

Thesis title: Ankle and lower leg proprioception in injury and performance
Institution: The University of Canberra
Date: September 2012

Thesis title: Physiological mechanism and clinical efficacy of comfortable in-shoe foot orthoses in the short-term treatment of anterior knee pain.
Institution: The University of Queensland
Date: June 2011

Thesis title: Rehabilitation after ankle fracture in adults
Institution: The University of Sydney
Date: April 2008

Thesis title: Ankle sprain and functional ankle instability
Institution: The University of Sydney
Date: September 2007








MPhil External Examination

Thesis title: The assessment of the efficacy of the mobile training system after implementation in rugby playing schools
Institution: University of Cape Town
Date: October 2014 

MSc External Examination

Thesis title: To examine the utility of a specific blood biomarker (S100B) that may be present as a measure of brain injury in rugby players.
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Date: October 2016

Thesis title: An investigation into the effectiveness of latent myofascial trigger point dry needling on muscle function and athletic performance. 
Institution: Athlone Institute of Technology
Date: April 2016

Thesis title: The development, validity and efficacy of different self recall training diaries in assessing training load on Gaelic footballers
Institution: Dublin City University
Date: January 2012

Thesis title: An investigation into the realtionship between the single leg squat and an anticipated and unanticipated cutting movement
Institution: Dublin City University
Date: January 2012

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Delahunt E, Caulfield B, Doherty C (2015) 'What Criteria Should Be Used To Diagnose a Patient With Chronic Ankle Instability?' In: McKeon PO, Wikstrom EA (eds). Quick Questions in Ankle Sprains: Expert Advice in Sports Medicine. NJ, USA: SLACK Incorporated. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Roe M, Malone S, Delahunt E, Gissane C, McCarthy-Persson U, Collins K, Murphy JC, Blake C (2018) 'Eccentric knee flexor strength profiles of 341 elite male academy and senior Gaelic football players: do body mass and previous hamstring injury impact performance?'. Physical Therapy in Sport, . [Details]
Delahunt E, Gribble PA (2018) 'Structured clinical assessment: a brake to stop the ankle joint rolling'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, . [Details]
Bossard DS, Remus A, Doherty C, Gribble PA, Delahunt E (2018) 'Developing consensus on clinical assessment of acute lateral ankle sprain injuries: protocol for an international and multi-disciplinary modified Delphi process'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, . [DOI] [Details]
Büttner FC, Delahunt E, Roe M (2018) 'The Big Five: consensus considerations before a muscle injury registry revolution - stating the (not so) obvious'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, . [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2017) 'Clinical tests have limited predictive value for chronic ankle instability when conducted in the acute phase of a first-time lateral ankle sprain injury'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, . [DOI] [Details]
Brennan L, Cusack T, Delahunt E, Kuznesof S, Donnelly S (2017) 'Academics' conceptualisations of the research-teaching nexus in a research-intensive Irish university: a dynamic framework for growth & development'. Learning and Instruction, . [DOI] [Details]
Wood DJ, Coughlan G, Delahunt E (2018) 'Fitness profiles of elite adolescent Irish rugby union players'. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, 32 (1):105-112. [DOI] [Details]
Logue D, Madigan SM, Delahunt E, Heinen M, McDonnell SJ, Corish CA (2018) 'Low energy availability in athletes: a review of prevalence, dietary patterns, physiological health, and sports performance'. Sports Medicine, 48 :73-96. [DOI] [Details]
Roe M, Malone S, Blake C, Collins K, Gissane C, Büttner F, John C. Murphy JC, Delahunt E (2017) 'A six stage operational framework for individualising injury risk management in sport'. Injury Epidemiology, 4 :26. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MA, Whelan D, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B. (2017) 'Technology in rehabilitation: comparing personalised and global classification methodologies in evaluating the squat exercise with wearable IMUs'. Methods of Information in Medicine, 56 (5):361-369. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MA, Whelan DF, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2017) 'Classification of deadlift biomechanics with wearable inertial measurement units'. Journal of Biomechanics, 58 :155-161. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MA, Whelan DF, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2017) 'Classification of lunge biomechanics with multiple and individual inertial measurement units'. Sports Biomechanics, 16 (3):342-360. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MA, Whelan DF, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2017) 'Technology in strength and conditioning: assessing bodyweight squat technique with wearable sensors'. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, 31 (8):2303-2312. [DOI] [Details]
Reardon C, Tobin DP, Tierney P, Delahunt E (2017) 'The worst case scenario: locomotor and collision demands of the longest periods of gameplay in professional rugby union'. PLoS ONE, 12 (5):e0177072. [DOI] [Details]
O'Reilly MA, Whelan DF, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2017) 'Technology in strength and conditioning: tracking lower limb exercises with wearable sensors'. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association, 31 (6):1726-1736. [DOI] [Details]
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, De Vito G (2017) 'Effect of knee joint angle and contraction intensity on hamstrings co-activation'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (8):1668-1676. [DOI] [Details]
Riel H, Cotchett M, Delahunt E, Rathleff MS, Vicenzino B, Weir A, Landorf KB (2017) 'Is 'plantar heel pain' a more appropriate term than 'plantar fasciitis'? Time to move on'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (22):1576-1577. [DOI] [Details]
Tierney P, Tobin DP, Blake C, Delahunt E (2017) 'Attacking 22 entries in rugby union; running demands and differences between successful and unsuccessful entries'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27 (12):1934-1941. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Delahunt E, Holden S (2017) 'Treatment and prevention of acute and recurrent ankle sprain injury: an overview of systematic reviews with meta-analysis'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (2):113-125. [DOI] [Details]
Whelan DF, O'Reilly MA, Ward TE, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2017) 'Technology in rehabilitation: evaluating the single leg squat exercise with wearable inertial measurement units'. Methods of Information in Medicine, 56 (2):88-94. [DOI] [Details]
Reardon C, Tobin DP, Tierney P, Delahunt E (2017) 'Collision count in rugby union; a comparison of micro-technology and video analysis methods'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (20):2028-2034. [DOI] [Details]
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Delahunt E. (2017) 'Effect of sex and fatigue on muscle stiffness and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in a young active population'. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (16):1582-1591. [DOI] [Details]
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Delahunt E (2017) 'Different effect of local and general fatigue on knee joint stiffness'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49 (1):173-182. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Fitzpatrick H, Blake C (2017) 'Pre-season adductor squeeze test and HAGOS function, sport and recreation subscale scores predict groin injury in Gaelic football players'. Physical Therapy in Sport, 23 :1-6. [DOI] [Details]
Gribble PA, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller, C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E, Delahunt E (2016) '2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (24):1493-1495. [DOI] [Details]
Gribble PA, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller, C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, Verhagen E, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E, Delahunt E (2016) 'Evidence review for the 2016 consensus statement of the International Ankle Consortium: prevalence, impact and long-term consequences of lateral ankle sprains'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50 (24):1496-1505. [DOI] [Details]
Wu R, Delahunt E, Ditroilo M, Lowery M, De Vito G (2016) 'Effects of age and sex on neuromuscular-mechanical determinants of muscle strength'. Age, 38 (3):57. [DOI] [Details]
Holden S, Boreham C, Doherty C, Wang D, Delahunt E (2016) 'A longitudinal investigation into the progression of dynamic postural stability performance in adolescents'. Gait and Posture, 48 :171-176. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Sweeney K, Patterson MR, Delahunt E (2016) 'Coordination and symmetry patterns during the drop vertical jump in participants with chronic ankle instability and lateral ankle sprain copers'. Physical Therapy, 96 (8):1152-1161. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, McGroarty M, De Vito G, Ditroilo M (2016) 'Nordic hamstring exercise training alters knee joint kinematics and hamstring activation patterns in young men'. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 116 (4):663-672. [DOI] [Details]
Holden S, Boreham C, Delahunt E (2016) 'Sex differences in landing biomechanics and postural stability during adolescence: a systematic review with meta- analyses'. Sports Medicine, 46 (2):241-253. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2016) 'Gait biomechanics in participants, six-months after first-time lateral ankle sprain'. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 37 (7):577-583. [DOI] [Details]
Holden S, Boreham C, Doherty C, Delahunt E (2017) 'Two dimensional knee valgus displacement as a predictor of patellofemoral pain in adolescent females'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27 (2):188-194. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2016) 'Recovery from a first-time lateral ankle sprain and predictors of chronic ankle instability: a prospective cohort analysis'. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44 (4):995-1003. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2016) 'Single-leg drop landing movement strategies in participants with chronic ankle instability compared with lateral ankle sprain 'copers''. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 24 (4):1049-1059. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2016) 'Dynamic balance deficits in individuals with chronic ankle instability compared to lateral ankle sprain copers, 1-year following a first-time lateral ankle sprain injury'. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 24 (4):1086-1095. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Fitzgerald D, Hickey C, Delahunt E, Walsh M, O'Brien T (2016) 'Six Minute Walk Test in Ambulatory Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy and Children Developing Typically'. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 28 (2):192-199. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2016) 'Locomotive biomechanics in persons with chronic ankle instability and lateral ankle sprain copers'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19 (7):524-530. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Reardon C, Tobin DP, Delahunt E (2015) 'Application of individualized speed thresholds to interpret position specific running demands in elite professional rugby union: a GPS study'. PLoS ONE, 24 (10):e0133410. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E. (2015) 'Dynamic balance deficits 6-months following first-time acute lateral ankle sprain: a laboratory analysis'. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 45 (8):626-633. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Sweeney K, Delahunt E (2015) 'Inter-joint coordination strategies during unilateral stance following first-time, acute lateral ankle sprain: a brief report'. Clinical Biomechanics, 30 (6):636-639. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Thorborg K, Khan KM, Robinson P, Hölmich P, Weir A (2015) 'Minimum reporting standards for clinically-relevant research on groin pain in athletes'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (12):775-781. [DOI] [Details]
Weir A, Brukner P, Delahunt E, Ekstrand E, Griffin D, Khan KM, Lovell G, Meyers W, Muschaweck U, Orchard J, Paajanen H, Philippon M, Reboul G, Robinson P, Schache AG, Schilders E, Serner A, Silvers H, Thorborg K, Tyler T, Verrall G, de Vos RJ, Vukovic Z, Hölmich P (2015) 'Doha Agreement meeting on terminology and definitions in groin pain in athletes'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (12):768-774. [DOI] [Details]
Weir A, Holmich P, Schache A, Delahunt E, de Vos RJ (2015) 'Terminology and definitions on groin pain in athletes: building agreement using a short Delphi method'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49 (12):825-827. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Sweeney K, Patterson MR, Delahunt E (2015) 'Coordination and symmetry patterns during the drop vertical jump, 6-months after first-time lateral ankle sprain'. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 33 (10):1537-1544. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E. (2015) 'Lower limb inter-joint postural coordination 1-year after first-time ankle sprain'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 47 (11):2398-2405. [DOI] [Details]
Wang D, De Vito G, Ditroilo M, Fong DT, Delahunt E (2015) 'A comparison of muscle stiffness and musculoarticular stiffness of the knee joint in young athletic males and females'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25 (3):495-500. [DOI] [Details]
Holden S, Boreham C, Doherty C, Wang D, Delahunt E (2015) 'Clinical assessment of countermovement jump landing kinematics in early adolescence: sex differences and normative values'. Clinical Biomechanics, 30 (5):469-474. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2015) 'Laboratory measures of postural control during the Star Excursion Balance Test following acute ankle sprain'. Journal of Athletic Training, 50 (6):651-664. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2015) 'Single-leg drop landing movement strategies, 6-months following an acute first-time lateral ankle sprain injury'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25 (6):806-817. [DOI] [Details]
Turner TS, Tobin DP, Delahunt E (2015) 'Optimal loading range for the development of peak power output in the hexagonal barbell jump squat'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29 (6):1627-1632. [DOI] [Details]
Fullam K, Caulfield B, Coughlan GF, McGroarty M, Delahunt E (2015) 'Dynamic postural stability deficits following cryotherapy application to the ankle joint'. Journal of Athletic Training, 50 (9):893-904. [DOI] [Details]
Turner TS, Tobin DP, Delahunt E (2015) 'Peak power in the hexagonal barbell jump squat and its relationship to jump performance and acceleration in elite rugby union players'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 29 (5):1234-1239. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2015) 'Single-leg drop landing motor control strategies following acute ankle sprain injury'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 25 (4):525-533. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E. (2015) 'Inter-joint coordination strategies during unilateral stance 6-months following acute lateral ankle sprain'. Clinical Biomechanics, 30 (2):129-135. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2015) 'Lower extremity function during gait in participants with first time acute lateral ankle sprain compared to controls'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 25 (1):182-192. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunty S, Delahunt E, Condon B, Toomey D, Blake C (2015) 'Prevalence of and attitudes to concussion in Irish schools rugby union players'. Journal of School Health, 85 (1):17-26. [DOI] [Details]
Holden S, Boreham C, Doherty C, Wang D, Delahunt E. (2014) 'Dynamic postural stability in young adolescent male and female athletes'. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 26 (4):447-452. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2014) 'Lower extremity coordination and symmetry patterns following acute lateral ankle sprain during a drop vertical jump task'. Human Movement Science, 38 :34-46. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2014) 'Postural control strategies during single limb stance following acute lateral ankle sprain'. Clinical Biomechanics, 29 (6):643-649. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Bleakley C, Hertel J, Caulfield B, Ryan J, Delahunt E (2014) 'Balance failure in single limb stance due to ankle sprain injury: an analysis of center of pressure using the fractal dimension method'. Gait and Posture, 40 (1):172-176. [DOI] [Details]
Geary K, Green BS, Delahunt E (2014) 'Effects of neck strength training on isometric neck strength in rugby union players'. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 24 (6):502-508. [DOI] [Details]
Coughlan GF, Delahunt E, O'Sullivan E, Fullam K, Green BS, Caulfield BM (2014) 'Star Excursion Balance Test performance and application in elite junior rugby union players'. Physical Therapy in Sport, 15 (4):249-253. [DOI] [Details]
Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E (2014) 'Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48 (13):1014-1018. [DOI] [Details]
Patterson MR, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2014) 'Peak knee adduction moment during gait in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed females'. Clinical Biomechanics, 29 (2):138-142. [DOI] [Details]
Coughlan GF, Delahunt E, Caulfield BM, Forde C, Green BS (2014) 'Normative adductor squeeze test values in elite junior rugby union players'. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 24 (4):315-319. [DOI] [Details]
Nevin F, Delahunt E (2014) 'Adductor squeeze test values and hip joint range of motion in Gaelic football athletes with longstanding groin pain'. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17 (2):155-159. [DOI] [Details]
Tobin D, Delahunt E (2014) 'The acute effects of a plyometric stimulus on jump performance in professional rugby players'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28 (2):367-372. [DOI] [Details]
Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley CM, Caulfield B, Docherty CL, Fong DT, Fourchet F, Hertel J, Hiller CE, Kaminski TW, McKeon PO, Refshauge KM, van der Wees P, Vicenzino W, Wikstrom EA (2014) 'Selection criteria for patients With chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium'. Journal of Athletic Training, 49 (1):121-127. [DOI] [Details]
Patterson MR, Delahunt E, Sweeney KT, Caulfield B. (2014) 'An ambulatory method of identifying anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed gait patterns'. Sensors, 14 (1):887-899. [DOI] [Details]
Doherty C, Delahunt E, Caulfield B, Hertel J, Ryan J, Bleakley C (2014) 'The incidence and prevalence of ankle sprain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective epidemiological studies'. Sports Medicine, 44 (1):123-140. [DOI] [Details]
Fullam K, Caulfield B, Coughlan GF, Delahunt E (2014) 'Kinematic analysis of selected reach directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test compared to the Y-Balance Test'. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 23 (1):27-35. [DOI] [Details]
Gribble PA, Delahunt E, Bleakley C, Caulfield B, Docherty C, Fourchet F, Fong DTP, Hertel J, Hiller C, Kaminski T, McKeon P, Refshauge K, van der Wees P, Vicenzino B, Wikstrom E. (2013) 'Selection criteria for patients with chronic ankle instability in controlled research: a position statement of the International Ankle Consortium'. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43 (8):585-591. [DOI] [Details]
Patterson MR, Delahunt E. (2013) 'A diagonal landing task to assess dynamic postural stability in ACL reconstructed females'. Knee, 20 (6):532-536. [DOI] [Details]
Geary K, Green BS, Delahunt E (2013) 'Intrarater reliability of neck strength measurement of rugby union players using a handheld dynamometer'. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 36 (7):444-449. [DOI] [Details]
Ditroilo M, De Vito G, Delahunt E. (2013) 'Kinematic and electromyographic analysis of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 23 (5):1111-1118. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Byrne RB, Doolin RK, McInerney RG, Ruddock CT, Green BS (2013) 'Anthropometric profile and body composition of Irish adolescent rugby union players aged 16-18'. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 27 (12):3252-3258. [DOI] [Details]
Denis R, O'Brien C, Delahunt E; (2013) 'The effects of light emitting diode therapy following high-intensity exercise'. Physical Therapy in Sport, 14 (2):110-115. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Callan L, Donohoe J, Melican R, Holden S (2013) 'The Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1 as a high intensity training tool: aerobic and anaerobic responses'. Preventive Medicine, 56 (5):278-282. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Murphy K, Prendiville A, Patterson M, Sweeney L. (2013) 'Lower limb kinematics and dynamic postural stability in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed female athletes'. Journal of Athletic Training, 48 (2):172-185. [DOI] [Details]
Delahunt E, Cusack K, Wilson L, Doherty C. (2013) 'Joint mobilization acutely improves landing kinematics in chronic ankle instability'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 (3):514-519. [DOI] [Details]
Coughlan GF, Fullam K, Delahunt E, Gissane C, Caulfield B. (2012) 'A comparison between performance on selected directions of the Star Excursion Balance Test and the Y Balance Test'. J ATHL TRAINING, 47 (4):366-371. [Details]
Lin CW, Delahunt E, King E. (2012) 'Neuromuscular training for chronic ankle instability'. Physical Therapy, 92 (8):987-991. [Details]
Delahunt E, Prendiville A, Sweeney L, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Patterson M, Murphy K; (2012) 'Hip and knee joint kinematics during a diagonal jump landing in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed females'. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22 (4):598-606. [Details]
Delahunt E, Sweeney L, Chawke M, Kelleher J, Murphy K, Patterson M, Prendiville A. (2012) 'Lower limb kinematic alterations during drop vertical jumps in female anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed athletes'. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 30 (1):72-78. [Details]
Delahunt E, McEntee BL, Kennelly C, Green BS, Coughlan GF (2011) 'Intrarater reliability of the adductor squeeze test in Gaelic games athletes'. Journal of Athletic Training, 46 (3):241-245. [Details]
Kerin F, Delahunt E.; (2011) 'Exploring physiotherapists understanding of functional and mechanical insufficiencies contributing to the development of chronic ankle instability'. Athletic Training and Sports Healthcare, 3 (3):125-130. [Details]
Hiller CE, Nightingale EJ, Lin CW, Coughlan GF, Caulfield B, Delahunt E.; (2011) 'Characteristics of people with recurrent ankle sprains: a systematic review with meta-analysis'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45 (8):660-672. [Details]
Delahunt E, Kennelly C, McEntee BL, Coughlan GF, Green BS; (2011) 'The thigh adductor squeeze test: 45° of hip flexion as the optimal test position for eliciting adductor muscle activity and maximum pressure values'. Manual Therapy, 16 (5):476-480. [Details]
Walsh T, Delahunt E, McCarthy Persson U (2011) 'Effects of taping on thumb alignment and force application during PA mobilisations'. Manual Therapy, 16 (3):264-269. [Details]
O'Driscoll J, Delahunt E (2011) 'Neuromuscular training to enhance sensorimotor and functional deficits in subjects with chronic ankle instbaility: A systematic review and best evidence synthesis'. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology, 3 :19. [Details]
O'Driscoll J, Kerin F, Delahunt E.; (2011) 'Effect of a 6-week dynamic neuromuscular training programme on ankle joint function: A Case report'. Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology, 3 :13. [Details]
Delahunt E, Coughlan GF, Caulfield B, Nightingale JE, Lin CW, Hiller CE; (2010) 'Inclusion criteria when investigating insufficiencies in chronic ankle instability'. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 (11):2106-2121. [Details]
Delahunt E, McGrath A, Doran N, Coughlan GF (2010) 'The effect of taping on actual and perceived dynamic postural stability in persons with chronic ankle instability'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91 (9):1383-1389. [Details]
Holmes A, Delahunt E.; (2009) 'Treatment of common deficits associated with chronic ankle instability'. Sports Medicine, 39 (3):207-224. [Details]
Delahunt E, O'Driscoll J, Moran K. ; (2009) 'The effects of taping and exercise on ankle joint movement in subjects with chronic ankle instability: A preliminary investigation'. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90 (8):1418-1422. [DOI] [Details]
Fagan V, Delahunt E (2008) 'Patellofemoral pain syndrome: a review on the associated neuromuscular deficits and current treatment options'. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42 (10):489-495. [Details]
Delahunt E (2007) 'Peroneal reflex contribution to the development of functional instability of the ankle joint'. Physical Therapy in Sport, 8 (2):98-104. [Details]
Monaghan K, Delahunt E, Caulfield B (2007) 'Increasing the number of gait trial recordings maximises intra-rater reliability of the CODA motion analysis system'. Gait and Posture, 25 (2):303-315. [Details]
Delahunt E (2007) 'Neuromuscular contributions to functional instability of the ankle joint'. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 11 (3):201-213. [Details]
Delahunt E, Monaghan K, Caulfield B. ; (2007) 'Ankle function during hopping in subjects with functional instability of the ankle joint'. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 17 (6):641-648. [Details]
Monaghan K, Delahunt E, Caulfield B. ; (2006) 'Ankle function during gait in patients with chronic ankle instability compared to controls'. Clinical Biomechanics, 21 (2):168-174. [Details]
Delahunt E, Monaghan K, Caulfield B (2006) 'Changes in lower limb kinematics, kinetics and muscle activity in subjects with functional instability of the ankle joint during a single leg drop jump'. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 24 (10):1991-2000. [Details]
Delahunt E, Monaghan K, Caulfield B (2006) 'Altered neuromuscular control and ankle joint kinematics during walking in subjects with functional instability of the ankle joint'. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 34 (12):1970-1976. [Details]
                                   

Reports

Bleakley CM, Glasgow PD, Phillips N, Hanna L, Callaghan MJ, Davidson GW, Hoplins JT, Delahunt E.; (2010) Management of acute soft tissue injury using protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation: Recommendations from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSM). Reports [Details]
                                                                                                     

Research

Research Interests

Ankle Sprain and Chronic Ankle Instability
  1. Analysis of ankle joint and lower limb kinematic and kinetic profiles as a consequence of ankle joint sprain and chronic ankle instability.
  2. Natural recovery from ankle joint sprain and predictors of chronic ankle instability. The aim of this Health Research Board funded project (2011 - 2015) is to investigate the sensorimotor deficits that are present and persist following first-time acute lateral ankle sprain, with the end goal of establishing predictors of chronic ankle instability. The main external collaborators o this project are Professor Jay Hertel (University of Virginia) and Dr Chris Bleakley (University of Ulster). The main internal collaborator is Mr Cailbhe Doherty (PhD student UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science).

Rugby Union

  1. Investigation into the effects of complex training and plyometric training in elite rugby union players. The main external collaborator on this project is Mr Daniel Tobin (Leinster Rugby ).
  2. Utilization of GPS and micro-sensor technology in professional rugby union. The main external collaborators on this project are Mr Daniel Tobin (Leinster Rugby) and Mr Cillian Reardon (Leinster Rugby).

Knee Joint Injury

  1. Analysis of the biomechanical landing maturation profiles of male and female adolescent athletes and its implications for knee joint injury research. This is a prospective longitudinal project (2012-2015) funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC). The aim of this project is to investigate how the jump landing knee joint biomechanical profile of male and female adolescent athletes changes throughout puberty. 
  2. Effects of neuromuscular fatigue on knee joint muscle and musculoarticular stiffness. The main internal collaborators on this project include Professor Giuseppe De Vito (UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science) and Ms Dan Wang (PhD student, UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science).

Neuromuscular Consequences of Ageing

  1. Examination of the neuromuscular consequences of ageing. This project involves an investigation into the effects of the ageing process on quadriceps neuromuscular control. The main collaborators on this project are Professor Giuseppe De Vito (UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science), Dr Massimiliano Ditroilo (University of Hull) and Rui Wu (PhD student, UCD, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science).


Research Funding
 
Source: Enterprise Ireland (Fast Track Innovation Voucher)
Title: Formulation of an evidence-based exercise database for Physio Track Ltd
PI: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Period: March 2014-January 2015 
Amount: 11,500 euro 

Source: UCD Seed Funding (Dissemination and Outputs)
Title: International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conferen: Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport
PI: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Period: March 2014 
Amount: 2,000 euro

Source: Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarship
Title: The effects of plyometrically induced neuromuscular fatigue on lower limb neuromechanics during jump landing in male and female collegiate athletes: Implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Project Supervisor: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Student: Niamh O'Reilly
Period: July-September 2013
Amount: 2,000 euro

Source: IRCSET
Title: Neuromechanical maturation profiles of male and female adolescent athletes: Implications for knee joint injury research
Supervisor: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Student: Sinéad Holden
Period: October 2012-September 2015
Amount: 72,000 euro

Source: Health Research Board (Health Research Awards)
Title: Natural recovery from ankle joint sprain and predictors of chronic ankle instability:
PI: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Co-investigators: Chris Bleakley PhD, BSc; Jay Hertel PhD, MEd, BS
Period: October 2011-September 2015
Amount: 139,270 euro

Source: Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarship
Title: Low back strength and endurance amongst Irish rowers: A cross-sectional study.
Project Supervisor: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Student: Brona McEntee
Period: June-August 2008
Amount: 2,000 euro

Source: UCD Seed Funding (Horizon Scanning)
Title: Experimentally induced talo-crural (ankle joint) instability and osteoarthritis development in the rabbit: potential use of an animal model of human chronic ankle instability.
PI: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Internal Collaborator: Pieter Brama BVSc, MVSc, DVM, PhD
Period: May 2008-December 2010
Amount: 8,500 euro

Source: Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine
Title: An investigation into the effects of taping on ankle joint kinematics, kinetics, and dynamic balance in subjects with functional instability of the ankle joint.
PI: Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Period: 2007
Amount: 2,000 euro
 
Source: Irish Research council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title: Functional ankle instability (FAI): An investigation into the nature of motor control and movement during dynamic activity.
PI: Eamonn Delahunt, BSc (Physiotherapy) and Brian Caulfield, PhD, M.Med.Sci, B.Physio
Period: 2003-2006
Amount: 57,000 
euro

Source: UCD Postgraduate Studies
Title: Functional Ankle Instability (FAI): An investigation into the nature of motor control and movement dysfunction during dynamic functional activity.
PI: Eamonn Delahunt, BSc (Physiotherapy)
Period: 2005-2006
Amount: 2,500 euro

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Recovery of neuropsychological function and balance deficits following sports-related concussion: a 1-year prospective cohort study.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : OBRSS Research Support Scheme
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-16 / 31-OCT-19
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Evidenced-informed strategies for the prevention of chronic ankle instability following lateral ankle sprain.
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-17 / 30-SEP-18
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Analysis of aberrant tissue remodelling gene expression in subjects with chronic ankle instability
Start Date / End Date : 26-MAY-08 / 01-DEC-09
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : Natural recovery from ankle joint sprain and predictors of chronic ankle instability: A prospective study.
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-11 / 30-SEP-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Neuromechanical maturation profiles of male and female adolescent athletes: Implications for knee joint injury research
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-12 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Health Research Board (HRB)
Title : The effects of plyometrically induced neuromuscular fatigue on lower limb neuromechanics during jump landing in male and female collegiate athletes: Implications for anterior cruciate ligament injury
Start Date / End Date : 15-JUL-13 / 07-SEP-13
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Dissemination and Outputs - International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference: Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 30-SEP-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Physio Track Ltd.
Title : Formulation of an evidence-based exercise database for Physio Track Ltd
Start Date / End Date : 20-MAR-14 / 31-JUL-15

Recent Postgraduates

Student: Dana (Dan) Wang
Thesis Title: The effects of fatigue and neuromuscular training on the stiffness characteristics of the human knee joint.
Degree: PhD
Graduation date: 2017  

Student: David Breen
Thesis Title: The clinical assessment of hip muscle strength in professional rugby union players.
Degree: MSc
Graduation date: 2017   

Student: Peter Tierney
Thesis Title: The application of GPS technology in rugby union - minimising injury and maximising performance. 
Degree: MSc
Graduation date: 2017    

Student: Daniel Wood
Thesis Title: Fitness evaluation of elite adolescent rugby union players and the utility of the Functional Movement Screen as a musculoskeletal screening tool.
Degree: MSc
Graduation date: 2016 

Student: Sinead Holden
Thesis Title: Motor control development in adolescent athletes: investiagtion of dynamic postural stability and landing kinematics.
Degree: PhD
Graduation date: 2016 
 
Student: Cailbhe Doherty
Thesis Title: Recovery following ankle joint sprain and the sensorimotor predictors of chronic ankle instability: a prospective cohort study.
Degree: PhD
Graduation date: 2016 

Student: Karl Fullam
Thesis Title: The Star Excursion Balance Test: a clinical assessment tool of dynamic postural stability.
Degree: PhD
Graduation date: 2016 

Student: Mark McGroarty
Thesis Title: The effects of a 6-week eccentric hamstring training programme on Nordic hamstring exercise performance, knee joint sagittal plane running kinematics and maximum eccentric hamstring strength.
Degree: MSc by Research
Graduation date: 2015

Student: Thomas S Turner
Thesis Title: Peak power output in the hexagonal barbell jump squat and its relationship with athletic performance in professional rugby union players.
Degree: MSc by research
Graduation date: 2014 
 
Student: Daniel P Tobin
Thesis Title: Post-activation potentiation and the stretch-shortening cycle performance of professional rugby union players.
Degree MSc by research
Graduation date: 2013
 
Student: Kevin Geary
Thesis Title: Isometric neck strength of rugby union players.
Degree: MSc by research
Graduation date: 2013
 

Current Postgraduate Students

Adam Walsh, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Fionn Cleirigh Buttner, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Daniela Bossard, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Abrar Alqattan, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Co-Supervisor
Diarmuid Daniels, Master of Science (MSc)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Mark Roe, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Secondary Supervisor
Alexandria Remus, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on a "Research-led Learning and Teaching" approach to University teaching and learning. This philosophy/approach incorporates both Research-led Teaching and Inquiry-based Learning. Through this approach I share my own research with students as well as endeavouring to actively engage students in undertaking disciplinary specific research.